How do you feel after going to a Chinese Buffet or a Mexican Fiesta? Although the food is delicious and filling, most people experience tiredness or a loss of energy after high carb meals like these. It’s hard not to eat a lot of carbs when the classic dishes include a base of rice and wraps, corn tortillas and beans.
A little bit of tiredness after meals is normal as your body works to digest your food. However, excessive tiredness can be due to many factors including diabetes, anemia, food intolerance, under active thyroid, Celiac disease, or the type of food, to name a few. If you notice greater tiredness after high carb meals you might consider the problem related to blood sugar.
Your Body on Excess Carbs
Reducing Carbohydrate Impact
- Avoiding starchy and sugary food because they are high in carbs
- Reducing your portion size of high carbohydrate food
- Eating more protein and fiber with your carbohydrate foods
- Using a carb blocker such as the SUGARDOWN® chewable dietary supplement
To get a well balanced nutrient rich diet it can be beneficial to use all four of these methods. Avoid starchy and sugary foods as much as possible by eating more low glycemic vegetables and fruit with moderate amounts of protein such as fish, eggs and lean meats. If you choose to eat rice, bread or pasta with your meals reduce your portion size to a quarter cup or one slice of bread. If you feel you can’t significantly reduce the carb impact of the meal, chew 2 SUGARDOWN® tablets before or during your meal.
A friend took me out for lunch yesterday to a very nice Chinese restaurant. I had a SUGARDOWN® ‘Go Tube’ in my purse which allowed me to accept his kind invitation without having to request a different restaurant or be too picky about the menu. Chewing 2 SUGARDOWN® tablets before ordering allowed me to eat with peace of mind, enjoy the conversation, and not feel lethargic afterward.